Two Big Lies Of The Left

December 10, 2009

Let’s focus on two gigantic lies of the Left.

LIE #1: A public “option” will create competition in the insurance marketplace.

That’s a whopper! Here’s why: Suppose you have two companies, Dunkin Donuts (Blue Cross) and Krispy Kreme (Aetna). Imagine what would happen if the government decided to open the “Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp” (Public Option). Keep in mind that in this analogy, Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp gets to set all the rules of the market. They get to dictate how Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme operate.

Donut industry rules of the road:

1) Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are required to establish a unique corporation in each of the 57 states they operate in.

2) Individual Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme corporations may not share resources between state entities. This means donut mix manufactured in Massachusetts is forbidden to travel to New Hampshire. Each corporate entity must have it’s own unique production and distribution facilities in each state.

3) Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme must serve everyone a donut, regardless of their ability to pay.

4) Dunkin Donuts  and Krispy Kreme must serve everyone a cup of coffee, regardless of their ability to pay.

5) Each product of Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, and its corresponding price, must receive approval from Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp. Approval will only be granted if the products and prices meet standards mandated by Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp.

6) Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp believes that Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are evil predators who prey on weak, defenseless Americans.

Only interested in selfish profit, these corporations take advantage of the American public’s demand for sweet pastry treats. Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp will therefore live up to its name and fulfill its mission for social donut justice, by not charging for its products. Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp need not worry about the costs associated with making the price of their donuts “super free”, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of U.S. Government (taxpayers).

Just how long will Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme be able to survive in that environment? How good will the donuts be when Uncle Sammie’s Super Free Donuts Corp is the only manufacturer left in town?

Put another way:

Any plan that establishes the Government as “a competitor” for the delivery of health-care services will eventually spell doom for privately provided health insurance in the United States. When one “competitor” can write the rules and set the standards for its competition, and then set the prices for service which that competitor alone can subsidize by printing money with which to pay bills that exceed revenue, and which has unlimited capacity to incur debt (that its customers and all American taxpayers must ultimately pay) there won’t be competition very long. That would be the mother of all anti-trust cases if a private company was ever in a position to do that.

LIE #2 For every dollar the government spends “stimulating” the economy, approximately $1.30 in economic activity is produced, therefore government spending is a net positive.

On it’s face, this is absurd. If someone gives you a dollar, can you take it to the store and magically buy $1.30 in goods? Of course not, unless you put the .30 on credit.

Perhaps that’s what the government is talking about. For every dollar they take from one person and give to someone else, the recipient tends to go out and buy something more expensive than a dollar. The government profits from the taxes on each transaction of that original dollar, which presumably grows as each recipient of that growing dollar spends more than they take in.

That’s sounds great for the government, and horrible for the average consumer who goes further in debt. Thankfully it is BS. When the government takes a dollar away from someone and gives it to someone else, the recipient either spends the 1 dollar, or spends some and saves some.

On the flip side, the person who’s dollar the government is taking stops spending their remaining dollars, because they have no idea how much longer they will be permitted to keep them.

3 Responses to Two Big Lies Of The Left

  1. jacksmith on December 11, 2009 at 1:17 am

    CRITICAL!! From jacksmith – Working Class

    My Fellow Americans and People Of The World

    A strong Government-run MEDICARE like Public Option is CRITICAL!!

    A Medicare Buy-in at 55 is a GOOD! idea. But!, not a substitute for a strong Medicare like public option CHOICE for everyone. Nor is the (FEHBP). Without a strong public option on day one the Senate health-care bill is a disaster for the American People and the World. Therefore you must KILL!! it. Without a strong public option the health-care reform bill is MUCH WORSE! than what we have now, and what we have now is a catastrophe. SO YOU MUST KILL!! IT.

    What is proposed in the Senate is the worst case scenario for health-care reform. It would shift trillions of taxpayer, public and private dollars into the hands of the private insurance industry (The single most costly, deadly and dangerous product sold in America). And it would compel by law millions of Americans to financially support this oxymoronic criminal enterprise. You cant have a MANDATE WITHOUT A STRONG PUBLIC OPTION CHOICE!

    You will have NO! realistic way of controlling cost and quality. Cost will continue soaring through the roof bleeding the American people dry, and KILLing our economy. And our quality of healthcare will continue to decline below our current ranking of “WORST! quality of healthcare delivery in the developed World”.


    I have to tell you now that the H1N1 virus is a man-made WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION! and TERROR! It is a WEAPONIZED version of a flu virus. It has swept the planet infecting millions. And causing a global pandemic that has killed tens of thousands, and injured millions.

    The H1N1 virus is the product of the DISGRACEFUL, GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX! It was released in the U.S. in Texas in early January of this year, but not recognized until around April in California. The reason I know this is because when it came to America, it came to see me FIRST! How sweet…

    This was around the time the MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX! assaulted the Whitehouse with all their devils deals to cripple and weaken YOUR! healthcare reform. Especially your right to have a single payer system like HR676 (Medicare For All) which most of you wanted.

    They don’t even want you to have your HUGE!!! compromise position of a strong government-run MEDICARE like Public Option CHOICE. To compete with their DISGRACEFUL, GREED DRIVEN, MURDEROUS, PRIVATE FOR PROFIT PRODUCT (The single most costly, deadly and dangerous product sold in America).

    They also wanted to take away your rights to have your government meet it’s responsibility to use it’s full power to regulate, negotiate, and control drug cost, healthcare cost and quality. Something every other civilized country in the developed World has done for it’s people. Their Greed! moral degeneracy and lack of patriotism knows no bounds.

    Many of you will remember that before we knew about H1N1. I posted a open message to the President and Congress warning them to be vigilant about their health, and cautious about any medical advice they received. As I said then “they will not hesitate to try and hurt you”.

    The U.S. and the World have been under a BIOLOGICAL TERROR ATTACK! for over a year now. It is CRITICAL that We The People Of The United States take away control of our healthcare system from the GREED DRIVEN MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!

    For our own National security, and the security of the world.

    A Strong, government-run, MEDICARE like Public Option CHOICE. Available to everyone on day one, with the full unfettered power of the federal government to regulate, negotiate, and control cost and quality. Would be the most workable way to deal with this global crisis at this time. Including patent suspensions as needed for national security or the greater good.

    As an American I invite the peoples of the World to help us fix our healthcare crisis. And bring pressure on our government to meet it’s responsibility to protect global security by controlling, and removing the corrupting influence of GREED and the PRIVATE FOR PROFIT motivations from healthcare in the U.S. and around the World.

    I call on the governments of the World and the global intelligence community to track down these MASS MURDERERS, and bring them to justice. CONNECT THE DOTS! And be vigilant that they don’t slip in another viral strain on you under the cloak of H1N1 sequestration.

    Further, the proposed patent protection on biologic’s must be stripped from the US bill. And greatly shorten/restricted, or abolished completely. This is a grave danger to humanity and global security.

    I think President Obama is doing the best he can at playing the disastrous deck of cards he inherited from the previous administration. And I think he is doing an excellent job. But the wolves and devils of the medical industrial complex! are trying to exploit, and take advantage of his good heart, and desperate desire to help suffering Americans. But we must be strong and insist that healthcare reform be done right for the American people. Or everyone loose’s.

    This is all I can say in a message post. I’ll try to find a way to tell you more later.

    God Bless You My Fellow Human Beings

    jacksmith – Working Class

    p.s. The so-called nominal H1N1 virus is designed in such a way as to make it more lethal to children and young adults. The medical community must be more vigilant of secondary bacterial infections in the young caused by H1N1. And remember, a viral infection is also a transfer of genetic code to you. Think about it, and be vigilant. :-(

  2. BackwardsBoy on December 11, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    If there were such a thing as a 130% return on government spending, wouldn’t our deficit go down?

    Judging by the previous comment, David Axelrod must be paying his astroturfers by the word.

  3. Ozone on December 11, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Love the donut analogy to healthcare. On #2, the left seems to have glanced at an economics textbook and picked up on the “money multiplier” effect. However that mainly applies when banks lend money to the private sector (and get paid back). Doesn’t apply for government spending unless they are just printing money because (as stated above) the taxes they take in cancel the gross effect of spending. Until the govt stops “stimulus” the economy will not settle down and return to its normal growth cycle.


Jon David Kahn “American Heart”